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Witt takes apart the refrigerator for something like the fifth time.

Cold Beer is Overrated

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About three weeks ago when we first pulled into San Pedro de Atacama after crossing the Salar de Uyuni, our refrigerator stopped working. Part of the reason we stayed in San Pedro for so long (other than work) was to…
<p>All of these campgrounds can be found on iOverlander. Los Abuelos Date Visited: 11/17/2014 Location: -22.90598, -68.20464 (Altitude: 7940 feet) A fairly nice (but pricey) campground outside of San Pedro. It cost us 20,000 a night for camping. They have nice clean bathrooms and a pool. Not worth the $33 US they charge. Soccer match […]</p>
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Camp Site List: Chile

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All of these campgrounds can be found on iOverlander. Los Abuelos Date Visited: 11/17/2014Location: -22.90598, -68.20464 (Altitude: 7940 feet)A fairly nice (but pricey) campground outside of San Pedro. It cost us 20,000 a night for camping. They have…

Budget: Chile

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The guanacos were not scared of me at all. Having no people in the park (aside from us) kept the wildlife from being scared off.

All alone in Pali-Aike National Park

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When we were in Argentina in Perito Moreno National Park we met a Swiss couple who had started their trip in Ushuaia and were working their way up north. They told us about a small national park in Chile on…
These 12m telescopes have been moved from the 5000m plateau where they operate down to the maintenance and operations facility at 2400m for repairs.

The Star-Gazing Capital of the World

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The Atacama Desert is known as one of the best places in the world for star gazing. That’s why scientists from the U.S., parts of Europe, and Japan decided to install one of the world’s largest radio telescope arrays at…
The land was dotted with volcanoes as we drove east.

It’s All Uphill from Here!

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The drive from Chile to Argentina through Paso Jama wowed us for hours. It was a slow, steady climb up to 4800m in Chile and then a wicked, winding descent in Argentina. This route is on our highly recommended list!…
The salt flats are not mis-named. They're flatter than most of the roads in Boliva, and you can go pretty much as fast as you want. It's a lot like driving a boat. You pick a spot on the horizon and head for it. Who needs roads?!

Through the Salar de Uyuni

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The night we camped by the old locomotives near Uyuni turned out to be the coldest night we’ve spent in the van, getting down to about 13 degrees F (-10C). We didn’t really expect that, since we were at lower…
We got here, but let me not skip ahead......

Fin del Mundo

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After Torres del Paine we had nothing big left in our Patagonia “to do” list but cross back into Argentina and drive down to the end of the continent to the tip of Tierra del Fuego. Ushuaia was the city…
This was one of the days with sunshine. A few days earlier the wind was so strong that this lake had mini water tornadoes rolling across it.

Torres del Paine, Chile

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The Tehuelche Indians, Patagonia’s original inhabitants, called the wind Shamej Gooshe, translated as “The Wind Which Goes Round”. Shamej Gooshe was a mythical being who would drag animals and people into his underground liar and kill them. I thought we…
Quinn checks out the steam engine imported from Germany in 1924.

The Road Less Traveled

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After our last post, we had some friends ask why we made the decision to drive directly from Peru to Chile instead of taking the more-commonly taken route via Cuzco and Lake Titicaca into Bolivia before entering Chile. It is…
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Surfing with Tortugas!

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Arica is the most northern beach town in Chile. We arrived there at the end of a week driving through the (never ending) desert. We were anxious to swim, relax and enjoy the Pacific. Our last surf session was in…
Het einde van de wereld

Het einde van de wereld

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Toen we aan het eind van de Carretera Austral uitkeken over het meer hadden we het gevoel dat we het einde van de bewoonde wereld hadden bereikt. Villa O’Higgins was het laatste dorp op de route en vanaf dit punt…
The endless roads of Argentina. And believe me when they are gravel they feel like they will never end.

Patagonia- Where the road has no end

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I am not sure anyone can be prepared for the vastness that is Argentina. It is a huge country, separated by thousand upon thousands of miles of open pampa. It feels wild, untouched and uninhabitable in many areas where we…
These are Lago Negro and Lago General Carerra. I would call them sapphire.

Fifty shades of blue

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So no, this post is not about getting tied up with bungee cords and blind folded with mosquito netting in the back of the XP =). It is about the shades of blue that the Patagonia rivers come in. It…
It happened... we turned north. After 3.5 years, our southbound adventure ended at the small town of Puerto Natales, Chile. We turned around on March 1st to retrace our path through the Patagonian Andes. We had originally planned to drive 400 miles far...

Turning North!

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It happened… we turned north. After 3.5 years, our southbound adventure ended at the small town of Puerto Natales, Chile. We turned around on March 1st to retrace our path through the Patagonian Andes. We had originally planned to drive…
It took 6000 years of the waves crashing against the marble peninsula for these caves to be formed.

Glacier treks and marble caves

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I am not sure when it happened, but early on in South America I stopped reading other travelers blogs, even our friends. Part of that was because we never had WIFI, part of it was the more we traveled, the…

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